Labor Department spending increases more than collections

By Dan Wheat,

The Obama administration has spent an average of $68 million more per year over four years to collect an average of $31 million more annually in back wages through the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, a former Labor official in the Bush administration says.

More culture of corruption: The Hilda Solis files

By Michelle Malkin,

Put on your super-shocked faces, everyone: Former Obama administration official Hilda Solis, who is now running for another government position in Los Angeles, is embroiled in yet another union corruptocracy scandal. The Hope and Change hits just keep on coming.

Supreme Court Labor Decisions Could Shake NLRB To Its Core.

By Hector Barreto, Forbes

In the past few weeks, the United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in two major cases revolving around issues that are near and dear to Big Labor’s heart. It has been widely speculated by the media if the high court hands down unfavorable decisions for the unions it could hasten the decline they have been experiencing for years despite the favorable actions undertaken by the Obama Administration.

Will the High Court strike down recess appointments?

By Fred Wszolek, The Hill

This past week during the oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a solid majority on the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to agree that President Obama’s recess appointments to the Board in January 2012, while the Senate was in session, were inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution.

LIRR Unions Get Big Boost From Obama Panel

By Mike Barry,

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) made a strategic mistake recently when it said that its planned 2015 fare hike may be reduced to four percent from 7.5 percent.

Officials cite progress in labor-management forums

By Jack Moore, Federal News Radio

Federal-employee unions say they’re having more of a voice in the agency decisionmaking process, thanks to a four-year-old directive from President Barack Obama calling for greater collaboration between labor groups and agency leadership.